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April 29, 2008

Best of eLearning Awards and Online Universities Announced

Filed under: Career Advancement — Yvonne LaRose @ 8:58 PM
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We’re here to help you get ahead. Part of the formula is making informed choices. So here’s some information you climbers should know. It’s also useful information for those who screen the ones being considered for that notch position.

Elearning Readers’ Choice Awards Nominees

Finalists in the Elearning [Readers’ Choice] Awards were announced in December 2007 by The nominees range from four to six participants in 12 categories, which are:

  • Best LMS
  • Best On-demand LMS
  • Best IT Content
  • Best Leadership
  • Best Soft Skills
  • Compliance Training
  • Best Virtual Classroom
  • Best Web Seminar
  • Presentation Tool
  • Best Web Authoring Tool
  • Best Simulation Tool
  • Best Assessment Tool

Winners were announced in the Winter 2008 issue of Elearning!

This is the first time that a call has been issued for feedback on which products and vendors are of choice for end users. This is usually word-of-mouth intelligence, making it very difficult at times to get complete and reliable information.

Best Online Degree Programs

Elearning! also provides us with their list of the top 20 online degree programs offered and the reasoning for the program’s position on the list among the 200 evaluated. The top 20 are:

  • Western Governors University
  • Capella University
  • Concordia University
  • Walden University
  • California Coast University
  • Ellis College
  • Touro University International
  • Classes USA Consortium
  • University Alliance
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Norwich University Online Graduate Programs
  • New England College, School of Graduate and Professional Studies Online
  • University of Phoenix
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Keller Graduate School of Management
  • eLearners EXpress (nomination #5)
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • Baker College Online
  • Marist College
  • eLearners EXpress (nomination #6)

One additional feature in this article is a section that discusses how to select an online program and 10 mistakes to avoid in making that selection.

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